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Obama's war on special needs children

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” will make it more difficult for parents of special-needs children to pay for tuition at special schools and to purchase medical equipment, according to a new report.

    More than 30 million Americans place money into a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through their employers to help save emergency funds to pay for their families’ medical costs. Obamacare institutes a brand new $2,500 cap for FSAs, which will make more money taxable and could raise $13 billion in taxes for the federal government over the next decade.

    “Before Obamacare passed, there was no limit to how much money you could put into your FSA at work,” Ryan Ellis, tax policy director at Americans for Tax Reform, told The Daily Caller. Ellis was inspired to perform research on the issue after hearing the complaints of a friend with a special-needs child.

    “Most people don’t, but the one group that does put a lot of money into their FSAs is parents of kids with Down Syndrome, and parents of kids with physical disabilities,” Ellis said.

    “Currently, if parents send their kids to a special school, the tuition is considered a qualified medical expense that can run through your FSA. If you have a kid who needs a durable piece of medical equipment that’s not covered by insurance, you can run that through your FSA,” Ellis said. “If FSAs had any limits before Obamacare, those were determined by the employer. The IRS had nothing to do with it.

    “Obamacare creates a new $2,500 cap for FSAs,” Ellis continued. “That’s not going to affect most people, who just put in enough to pay for eyeglasses or dental work. But the one group that is being restricted is parents of special-needs children.”

    Ellis said this technical change will add massive costs for parents.

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/01/obamacare-hurts-parents-of-special-needs-children/?print=1
     
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    Where's Crabtownboy with his advocacy for the poor?
     
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    You should check out what he does on horse slaughter!:tear:
     
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    Prague:type:
     
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    ... trying to relive the good old days of communism, no doubt. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    And on the other end of the death panel spectrum: The elderly, especially those with "end stage" anything (e.g. kidney failure).

    Morphine is probably cheaper than a dialysis machine

    Yes, the liberal view of "death with dignity" - a self administered overdose of morphine.

    Here in WA State the "Death with Dignity" scenario was actually broadcast on TV.

    Some poor soul was taped drinking his last "medication". The lifeless corpse then sent to the morgue.

    Yes, there is something to be said about relieving pain and suffering when death is immanent - but not causing the death itself.

    HankD
     
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    ...this gave me visions of Burgess Meredith serenely watching images of wide open pastures, while Charleton Heston watched helplessly....
     
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    Couple that with increasing the amount needed to qualify for a medical tax deduction and it spells trouble for those with children with medical needs.

    Last year $6000 of medical costs qualified you for a medical deduction - next year the amount has been raised to $10,000.

    The war on physically challenged children and families has begun.

    Rob
     
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    Soylent Green I believe?

    HankD
     
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    I don't recall Burgess Meredith in that movie.
     
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    I remember that scene but not the name of the film.

    HankD
     
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